Definition of deride verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deride

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈraɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈraɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deride
BrE BrE//dɪˈraɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈraɪd//
 
he / she / it derides
BrE BrE//dɪˈraɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈraɪdz//
 
past simple derided
BrE BrE//dɪˈraɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈraɪdɪd//
 
past participle derided
BrE BrE//dɪˈraɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈraɪdɪd//
 
-ing form deriding
BrE BrE//dɪˈraɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈraɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] deride somebody/something (as something) | + speech (formal) to treat somebody/something as ridiculous and not worth considering seriously synonym mock His views were derided as old-fashioned. The play was derided by the critics. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin deridere ‘scoff at’.
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